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Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster


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About This Lesson

On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. 73 seconds into the flight, the shuttle broke apart and fell into the ocean. None of the seven crew members survived, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher from New Hampshire who had been selected to join the mission as part of NASA's Teacher in Space Program. View the video clips to learn about this event, and have students complete the accompanying handout.


President Reagan on Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion (C-SPAN)
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